Madhuri Lake

Madhuri Lake Tawang

History, Temperature, Best Time to Visit, Cottages, Army Cafeteria, Boating, Permit, Tawang Places to Visit, How to Reach Tawang.

Madhuri Lake History:

Madhuri Lake was originated due to the earthquake in the year 1952. The lake was popularized by a Bollywood movie which was shot here Hindi movie “Koyala”. The lake is originally known as the Shungaster Lake which is been named as Madhuri Lake after the popular heroin (Actress Madhuri Dixit). Who was shot in a Hindi movie named Koyala. The lake facilitates boating with a great picturesque background. Near the lake an army cafeteria known as Shungatser Cafe, this serves some hot food kinds of stuff to the visitors at a nominal price. The lake is surrounded by mountains and lush green plants, wooden trunks which gives splendid views. The Lake also provided with a spectacular waterfall falling on to the lake. One can also spot Yaks here. This place gets covered in snow in winters. The lake has a host of activities like trekking, Boating, fishing, picnics and could even camp outdoors. The lake is about 2o km from the town Tawang. The lake is frozen in winters but the view is breathtaking. At this spectacular lake, one can spot the golden ducks. The height of the lake is 16,500 ft. The lake has resided at the Indo-China border.

Madhuri Lake Tawang Temperature:    

Minimum Temperature of 42.2°C

Maximum Temperature  25.7°C

Wind 7.31 km/hour

Madhuri Lake Height:

16,500 ft

Visit Duration of the Lake:

1-2 Hours

Best Time to Visit the Lake:



Onset of Monsoons


March to October


Special Permit has to be carried to enter Tawang

Army Cafeteria at the Lake:

Serves Food at nominal cost

Army Cottages at the Lake:

Army Cottages and Guest House are available at the Lake.

Tawang Places to Visit:

  • Sela Pass
  • Pangateng Tso
  • Urgelling Monastery
  • Tawang Monastery
  • Milakatong La Pass
  • Bum La Pass

How to Reach Tawang?

By Airport:

Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (Guwahati) is the nearest Airport which is 480 km away from Tawang

By Railway:

Rangapara Railway Station (Assam) is the nearest Railway Station which is 383 km away from Tawang

By Road:

Tawang is well connected with Tezpur, which takes around 4 hours to drive to Tawang in local private (Sumos, Jeeps, Cabs..etc) transports